I’ve found my Charity!
The proceeds of every copy of BREATH OF AFRICA sold goes to ST PETER’S LIFE LINE. This UK registered charity was created in 2009 by someone born and brought up in Kenya and who, after many years away, responded to a cry in the wilderness from Kajuki, a village in Kenya.
Classrooms are being built, and mothers made aware of the evils of Female Genital Mutilation. They have also embraced the idea of turning their lives into micro-businesses, using the Grameen system, pioneered by Nobel laureate, Bangladeshi Professor Yunus.
A new injection of capital is required to kick-start the next phase and empower the community further. Which is where BREATH OF AFRICA comes in.
The target is £15,000 and every penny counts.
At this moment in time I feel like the proverbial widow with her mite, as everyone knows that ordinary authors earn peanuts from their books. But I have sent in my pennies, from sales up to December 2014.
In true Kenyan HARAMBEE tradition, I declare the sum of £1113!
You too can help Kajuki village and surrounding communities grow towards mightier things by checking out this award-nominated book, which has been compared with the works of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing! Buy it if you feel so inclined – and please pass on the news to your friends.